Mother’s Day in the time of Coronavirus
*This article is sponsored by Positive Energy Solar
Mother’s Day is Sunday, but with social distancing restrictions still in place, we’re having to find creative ways to show we love the moms in our lives. The good news is that there are lots of ways to show you care, from food to online ordering at local businesses. If you’re looking for some great last-minute ideas that support the local economy, SantaFe.com has you covered.
The Gift of Food
To mis-paraphrase a familiar trope, the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. And more than that, a way to a mom’s heart is celebrating her with a meal in her honor. Especially one she doesn’t have to cook (or clean up after!) Lots of Santa Fe restaurants are serving up special Mother’s Day take-out meals, but there are lots of options for cooking, too.
Nobody does amazing comfort food crafted from local ingredients like Joe’s. They are offering a Mother’s Day prix fixe menu including vichyssoise, beef Stroganoff, and a strawberry rhubarb dessert, all for $36. Pre-order if you would like to pick up Saturday to heat up yourself on Sunday. Brunch will also be available.
La Plazuela at La Fonda
Northern New Mexico classics in individual or family-size servings, including some tasty treats like rainbow trout and tortilla soup. Order by phone: 505-995-2334
A delicious tart or pastry from Madame Matisse might just be the treat the mom in your life needs. Flavors range from apricot to almond, chocolate to coconut. Give them a ring at 505-772-0949 to place your order. They’ll even deliver.
Inn of the Anasazi
Anasazi is open again and offering a three-course prix fixe menu for only $45, featuring delectible choices like coconut-fried shrimp, Scottish Salmon and tiramisu.
One of Santa Fe's favorite steakhouses has a prix fixe mother’s day menu with two tasty (and reasonably priced) options: Salmon brunch and Lamb brunch, with an assortment of a la carte options too.
This southside staple is doing up Filet Mignon and Salmon and our mouths are watering
Offering a choice of family-style lasagna or an empanada party and you can order online or call 505-310-0089
Their butcher shop offers some of the best cuts of meat and house-made charcuterie in town, but they also carry grocery items like tomatoes, eggs, milk and more from local sources.
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
And don’t forget about the Farmer’s Market where you can get beautiful, locally-grown food that supports our community. Whether you are looking for specialty produce or beautiful cuts of meat, the Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to shop for great food in a more relaxed environment. Open Saturday 8am - 1pm.
Free Coffee at Ohori's
Ohori's is re-opening it's Luna location and is giving away free lattes all day Sunday to celebrate. If you happen to be in need of a gift, they have plenty of cool coffee and tea accessories to choose from, too. If you're like us, that last-minute shopping is going to be needed.
A Rose by Any Other Name
Amanda's Flowers is taking phone orders for curbside pickup and no contact deliveries. Flowers help us de-stress!
If Mom Has a Sweet Tooth
Sweet Santa Fe
If mom has a sweet tooth, Sweet Santa Fe has the answer: chocolate-dipped strawberries. Orderin in advance: 505-428-0012
The Art of Chocolate/Cacao Santa Fe
The good folks at Cacao Santa Fe make some seriously good chocolate by hand. And they’re offering a bevy of gift sets for mothers day. Check it out
Kakawa Chocolate House
And don't forget Kakawa, which has tons of goodies, too.
Chocolate and Cashmere
Order their beautiful clothing online for curbside pickup. They even have delicious treats, hence the “chocolate” in their name.
Karina on Canyon
Offering a Buy One, get one 50% off sale on their jewelry, Karina on Canyon will help you dial your Mother's Day game up a notch...or seven.